Monday, August 23, 2010

Big News



No, I am not pregnant.

But I don’t blame you for kind of hoping that I am- I always hope that the bloggers I read will wind up pregnant.

Nothing like an unplanned pregnancy to make a blog more interesting!

I would have to say that our big news is a close second.

We are moving!

We found out for sure Friday, and we are moving on Thursday.  Or maybe Friday.  The movers can’t let us know until Wednesday. (ulcers, anyone?)

Can you guess where we are moving to?



Yep, we are heading to New York!  And not just anywhere in New York.  We are moving to the city that’s so nice, they named it twice – New York, New York!


Brian had a job opportunity fall into our laps, and we found that we couldn’t really turn down this new experience.

It is crazy!

It is stressful!

It is scary!


And I am so proud of us for snatching up this opportunity and adventure.  Way to live life Brian and Caitlin!! (patting myself on my back, feel free to join in…)


So, I am sorry if I am absent for the next several days (weeks?)while I throw away almost everything we own, offload a car, take a quick trip to Oregon to visit family, and then move across the country.


In the meantime, imagine me calmly folding things and putting them into boxes while my children laugh and play quietly.

Because maybe if we imagine hard enough it will happen?

(the reality involves stress-induced stomach aches, potty training regression, massive amounts of caffeine and sugar…  And more!)


Oh, and a few facts about NYC:

- The population of the city is roughly 5-6 times more than the ENTIRE STATE OF IDAHO.

- I only know two people East of the Mississippi.  One is a cousin in Minnesota.  One is an Aunt in North Carolina.  I know NOBODY in New York. (other than fellow bloggers that I am planning on stalking…)

-NYC is almost 3000 miles away from our family back in Oregon.

- I have never ridden in a subway or a taxi, and homeless people make me uncomfortable.


This blog is about to get a lot more interesting people! 


(running inside to get the piece of gum that I promised he could have if he smiled for a picture…)


septembermom said...

I'm excited that you're coming to my hometown! Can't wait to meet you :)

britney said...
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britney said...

A few days ago I told my mother that your blog was about to get really interesting too. I can't wait to read all about your new adventures. Do they even have grass and trees there?

T Rex Mom said...

We are going to miss you SO much. Excited and scared for you all at the same time.

Jessica Baird said...

We will miss you and Sam will especially miss having a carpool buddy, but it is super exciting for you guys. You are very brave and I'm excited to see all the adventures you'll have there. Good luck and let us know if we can help with any packing.

Nichole said...

Wow wow wow! Can't wait to hear more about NY, NY and how big city life is treating you. Are you going to be in an appartment?

Jen said...

Holy Crap that is huge! Moving across town wasn't good enough for you? It had to be across the country?

Good luck.

Can't wait to read all about it.

ter@waaoms said...

WOW! that's quite a change in location! I hope it all works out for you guys and that it will be a wonderful new experience for you.

Julie Kieras said...

I'm not in NYC, but I'm in CT so it's close! :) Welcome to our neck of the woods - I found your blog b/c I read the T Rex blog... We wish you the best! Check out our blog at And PLEASE feel free to get in touch as you settle into "the East Coast!" :)

Jenners said...

Oh My God! That is big news!!! That is huge news!!! Wow!!!

The selfish part of me is kind of excited for you though ... as I live in NJ, which isn't too far away from NYC .. and we visit up there at least 3 times a year. In fact, we'll be up over Thanksgiving weekend!!!

Maybe we can meet at Central Park. Gosh .. good luck. That is an awful lot to prepare for in a short amount of time.

I pat you on the back .. that is a massive life change!

Caitlin said...

Wow wow wow! Big news!!!
Best of luck to you, Brian, and the boys!
Caitlin xoxox

Caitlin said...

Wow wow wow! Big news!!!
Best of luck to you, Brian, and the boys!
Caitlin xoxox